Tastings 2024

What is Tastings?

Join us for Tasting 2024! This year’s Tastings is all about TOGETHER! " We want to showcase students standing together in celebration of their common goals and experiences, whether it’s the campus life or with family and beyond.

For this season of "Tastings" we are inviting you to explore the word TOGETHER - what it means to you and for us as a community. Whether it is a sense of feeling closeness and happiness, of collective learning or of intimacy, our this year's theme lends itself to showcasing solidarity at a complex and uncertain time.

The program hopes to unite a variety of artistic mediums to create a sensory-rich, unique experience. Each medium and category offers opportunities to investigate the theme, whether it is through a lens to another world, through a moment of stillness or through an assembly of movements.

All the works together will form a record of sorts. A record of students being in their familiar/unfamiliar circumstances but always exploring the notion of togetherness. 

Spearheaded by the UMSU Creative Arts Department, this event brings together students passionate about the arts, offering them a platform to showcase their talents in FIVE vibrant fields of Theatre, Bands, Dance, Photography, and Short film.

What's Happening?

Get ready for the TASTINGS: TOGETHER 2024 festival vibes where your works will go on show for a full week in lights from 19-23 August.

Keep an eye out for the program drop, coming soon!

How do I become part of it?

Submissions for all seasons OPEN on Monday 27 May, with all except theatre closing on Monday 15 July. Theatre submissions close on Monday 1 July.

You can find all the submission guidelines under "Submit to Tastings" below.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, work, and learn as the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and also pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Sovereignty was never ceded. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. Colonisation is ongoing and its presence in art is very prevalent.